Well, I for one, wish that the cruises would go elsewhere. Does the Honorable Minister think that cruisers will take care of the Belizean people? I THINK NOT! Does he think that more revenue is generated by cruisers than the overnight guests? What a crock! Does he think that cruisers will take care of the very precious natural and historical resources? BULL^$#*!
I'm not knocking cruises? It's my preferred mode of travel vacations. I am knocking the attitude that thinks that having that many people stomping on the reef and cutting wider paths in the rainforest is going to help Belize.
For those who live in Belize, tell me how many Belizeans you know that have been positively affected by cruisers. Now, tell me how many have been positively affected by hotels and overnight guests. My guess is that your answers will closely match mine.